Someone had to go. The Red Sox just completed the biggest September collapse in baseball history. Reports over the last few weeks highlighted the growing rift between manager Terry Francona and general manager Theo Epstein. Additional reports said Francona had lost the clubhouse.
Francona put an end to speculation about his future Friday. He walked away from Boston after his eighth season on the job. During that time, he presided over the franchise’s renaissance and its greatest period of baseball in a century. Farwell Tito. Thanks for your hard work.